How to Help
Veterans Legal Services relies on your support to provide critical legal services to homeless and low-income veterans and is achieving real results.
Your tax-deductible financial support allows us provide services to veterans in need. Donate online or by mail at Veterans Legal Services, P.O. Box 8457, Boston, MA 02114. Want to support VLS’s critical help for veterans year-round? Consider making a recurring donation to show your support.
Give a Gift that will be Matched AND Lasts Forever: The Colonel Ruby Linn Endowment
The Ruby W. & Lavon P. Linn Foundation contributed $250,000 to VLS in 2016 to establish the Colonel Ruby Linn Endowment Fund. The Fund is in honor of the service of Col. Linn, a female World War II veteran known for her over 20 years of military service and her philanthropy. The Linn Foundation also presented VLS with a challenge: if VLS raised an additional $250,000 toward the Endowment by June 2017 (including pledges for up to five years) the Linn Foundation will match that and contribute another $250,000 toward the Endowment. By the June 30, 2017 deadline, VLS had raised approximately $165,000 of the $250,000 goal. Ultimately, the Linn Foundation matched $165,000, bringing VLS to an approximately $580,000 endowment. The Foundation also offered to extend the challenge so that VLS may seek to raise the remaining $85,000 by June 30, 2018, which would also be matched dollar-for-dollar, bringing VLS to an approximately $750,000 endowment. Donate today for double the impact!
Gifts to the Endowment will be held in perpetuity and invested in accordance with VLS’s Investment Policy. Proceeds from the fund will ensure that Veterans Legal Services is here to meet the needs of veterans in all eras to come.
Donate online today, or by mailing a check with Endowment in the memo to Veterans Legal Services, P.O. Box 8457, Boston, MA 02114. Don’t forget: if your employer has a matching program, your gift can be matched twice! To make a multi-year pledge, please contact Sarah Roxburgh at Sarah@veteranslegalservices.org or 857-317-4474.
Anyone can be a Patriot: Respond to the Robert Kraft Challenge!
In 2015, Robert K. Kraft contributed an unsolicited $100,000 grant to Veterans Legal Services.
“As I’ve learned more about Veterans Legal Services, I’ve been impressed with their unwavering dedication and ability to provide expert legal counsel to veterans who are facing challenging and complex legal issues. I’ve learned that legal problems are often what stand between our veterans being in a stable place with a home, family and job, versus being homeless and alone. Simply put… Veterans Legal Services is changing veterans’ lives through their unrelenting efforts.”
–Robert K. Kraft
This grant comes with a challenge: $50,000 for 2015-2016; $50,000 for 2016-2017 if VLS is able to raise a matching $50,000 for each year. VLS has met this challenge for FYE August 2016. But we need your help to raise $50,000 toward this challenge for 2016-2017. Respond to the Kraft challenge today!
Participate in Veterans Legal Services’ Events
Veterans Legal Services holds an annual fundraising gala and information sessions throughout the year. Events are announced on the VLS website. Join our mailing list to make sure you learn about upcoming events!
Planned Giving, Memorial Giving, and Tribute Gifts
Create a lasting legacy while helping veterans in need. Contact our office at 857-317-4474 to discuss the range of options for honoring your family and friends while making a lasting contribution to VLS’s mission.
Purchase an Item from the VLS Wish List
Want to fill a specific need? Purchase an item from our wishlist! These items may not seem exciting but they provide our staff and volunteers with the necessary tools to change the lives of veterans in need.
Our Gift Acceptance Policy
We appreciate the generous support of all VLS donors. In order to ensure VLS uses each gift according to the donor’s intent, we are unable to accept certain unique gifts or gifts subject to unusual restrictions. Please consult our Gift Acceptance Policy for more information.
Veterans Legal Services is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation registered with the IRS and the Public Charities Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
Transparency is important to us. We are proud to share the following documents:
- VLS 501c3 IRS Tax Exemption Letter
- VLS Audited Financial Statements FYE Aug 2017
- VLS Form 990 FYE August 2017
To view VLS’s Form 990 or other financial information from prior years please visit www.guidestar.org and view VLS’s profile. Free registration with Guidestar is required.
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